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UPDATE: Richmond Reveals Script for MEAN GIRLS Musical Nearing Completion!UPDATE: Richmond Reveals Script for MEAN GIRLS Musical Nearing Completion!
by Movies News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

In a new interview with Yahoo, composer Jeff Richmond reveals that the highly anticipated musical stage adaptation of the hit film MEAN GIRLS is finally nearing completion. (more...)

BWW Interviews: John Tartaglia in BUYER AND CELLARBWW Interviews: John Tartaglia in BUYER AND CELLAR
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 17, 2015

Broadwayworld.com interviewed John Tartaglia about his career and current role in George Street Playhouse's 'Buyer and Cellar.' (more...)

THE EXPLORERS CLUB, LEGENDS!, ATOMIC, CALENDAR GIRLS and More Set for Meadow Brook Theatre's 50th Anniversary SeasonTHE EXPLORERS CLUB, LEGENDS!, ATOMIC, CALENDAR GIRLS and More Set for Meadow Brook Theatre's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Meadow Brook Theatre's 2015-2016 season promises to please with Michigan Premieres, a hilarious comedy, and a nostalgic musical sure to take you on a trip back in time! (more...)

THE EXPLORERS CLUB Runs 3/26-4/19 at Aurora TheatreTHE EXPLORERS CLUB Runs 3/26-4/19 at Aurora Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Prepare for an adventure filled with zany humor, mad science and a touch of gender inequality, oh my! Hilarity unfolds as one woman propels Victorian England's prestigious Explorers Club into a tizzy when she is nominated to join the all-male sanctum! With the potential to uproot the patriarchal foundation of the British Empire, The Explorers Club combines wry humor with cheeky disposition to present a riveting engagement at Aurora Theatre, March 26 - April 19, 2015. With its fast-paced and witty dialogue, the show takes audiences on a journey of juxtaposition of feminine ideals against the oppressive backdrop of conservative 19th century Great Britain. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 4th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 4th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 4, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. BIC's fall season schedule, plus Theo's 'JCS,' Woodstock's 'Chaperone,' Kokandy's 'Full Monty' and the Paramount's 'Les Mis.' Also four recent contemporary operas, early and late Sondheim comparisons, this month's 'Option Up,!' and Linda Eder and Jessie Mueller hit the suburbs! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Delaware Theatre Company's BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIEPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Delaware Theatre Company's BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

A new Broadway-bound musical based on the award-winning children's novel by Kate DiCamillo, BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE is poised to become the first Broadway musical starring a live dog as the main character! A gentle, warm and enthralling story about the intimate friendship between a young girl and her dog, WINN DIXIE shows how the smallest act of kindness can ripple into a celebration of community. Was there a family pet that taught you how to love and forgive? Tickets will sell fast for this show-the only way to guarantee seats is to subscribe. Young and old, alike, will find their lives changed...because of Winn Dixie. Check out a sneak peek at the cast and creatives in rehearsal below! (more...)

Civic Theatre of Allentown to Show GORILLAS IN THE MIST as Part of National Evening of Science on Screen, 3/16Civic Theatre of Allentown to Show GORILLAS IN THE MIST as Part of National Evening of Science on Screen, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Civic Theatre of Allentown announced today it will take part in the second annual National Evening of Science on Screen on Monday, March 16. (more...)

'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Tour Will Kick Off in Chicago This Fall; IF/THEN, GOTTA DANCE World Premiere & More Coming to the Windy City!'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Tour Will Kick Off in Chicago This Fall; IF/THEN, GOTTA DANCE World Premiere & More Coming to the Windy City!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Broadway In Chicago has announced the upcoming 2015-2016 season line-up celebrating Broadway In Chicago's 15th anniversary. The hits just keep on coming to Chicago with the Pre-Broadway World Premiere of GOTTA DANCE and Tony Award-winning musicals A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER, CABARET and MATILDA THE MUSICAL plus IF/THEN and DIRTY DANCING. The 2015-2016 season will go on sale Sunday, March 8. (more...)

Megan Hilty and Seth Rudetsky to Headline DTC's Centerstage 2015 GalaMegan Hilty and Seth Rudetsky to Headline DTC's Centerstage 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Dallas Theater Center announced today Megan Hilty and Seth Rudetsky will headline Centerstage 2015 on Saturday, May 9. Chaired by Yvette Ostolaza, with Underwriting Chair Kersten Rettig and Honorary Chair Jeanne Marie Clossey, Centerstage 2015 will take place at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, which will be transformed for the evening. (more...)

School of Theatre at Florida State Sets 2015-16 Season: SOME GIRL(S), A CHORUS LINE & MoreSchool of Theatre at Florida State Sets 2015-16 Season: SOME GIRL(S), A CHORUS LINE & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

The School of Theatre at Florida State University has announced its 2015-2016 season. Internationally renowned School of Theatre faculty will team up with the talented students and community members of Tallahassee, FSU alumni, and visiting artists from around the country to present a season that will inspire and entertain audiences throughout the southeast. Through the development and presentation of challenging classic and contemporary work, the School of Theatre at Florida State University continually uses the evolving, live, collaborative art of theatre to develop artists and scholars who have a lifelong passion for the arts. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 11th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 11th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 12, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Carousel,' 'The King And I' and 'The Merry Widow' at Lyric Opera, and the upcoming season at Porchlight. Plus 'Merman' transfers, 'Mormon' arrives, 'First Wives Club' and 'Gotta Dance' try out, the 'Pride And Prejudice' reading moves, Quest Theatre mounts two, Pasek and Paul's 'Peach,' Bailiwick's 'Wonderful Town,' the Mosh Pit in the Tribune and more honors for Jessie Mueller! Whew! (more...)

Broadway-Bound Musical GOTTA DANCE, Featuring Music by Marvin Hamlisch & Matthew Sklar, Will Premiere in Chicago; Jerry Mitchell to Direct!Broadway-Bound Musical GOTTA DANCE, Featuring Music by Marvin Hamlisch & Matthew Sklar, Will Premiere in Chicago; Jerry Mitchell to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Producers Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke announced today that Gotta Dance, a new musical based on the critically acclaimed 2008 documentary of the same name, will have its pre-Broadway World Premiere this year at Broadway In Chicago's Bank of America Theatre. (more...)

Alley Theatre to Present ALL THE WAY as Part of First Season at New VenueAlley Theatre to Present ALL THE WAY as Part of First Season at New Venue
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

As part of the Alley Theatre's inaugural season in its renovated downtown building, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan's All The Way, a co-production with Dallas Theatre Center, will be performed in the new Hubbard Theatre. Members of the Alley's Resident Company will join with members of the Dallas Theater Center to create this monumental play about Lyndon B. Johnson's early days in office, rehearsing and performing in Houston in January 2016 and travelling to Dallas for a second run in March 2016. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Explorers Club. Mad Cap Fun at the Mad CowBWW Reviews: The Explorers Club. Mad Cap Fun at the Mad Cow
by Justin J Sacramone - Jan 31, 2015

Have you ever dreamt of traveling to exotic lands? Discovering new and uncharted territories? Coming face to face with some of nature's most dangerous creatures? If you answered yes to any of these questions, a membership into one of the most exclusive clubs in London could be just the thing for you. However, do not just ask for a drink at the bar or you could find yourself falling into a ridiculous matter of circumstance. (more...)

The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 to Honor Legendary Music Executive Clive Davis with the Order of the Golden Sphinx AwardThe Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 to Honor Legendary Music Executive Clive Davis with the Order of the Golden Sphinx Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 announces that legendary Music Producer Clive Davis will be the 2015 recipient of the Order of the Golden Sphinx award. Mr. Davis will be honored and presented with the prestigious award at the annual Order of the Golden Sphinx Gala to be held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on April 13, 2015. (more...)

The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 to Honor Legendary Music Executive Clive Davis with the Order of the Golden Sphinx AwardThe Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 to Honor Legendary Music Executive Clive Davis with the Order of the Golden Sphinx Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 announces that legendary Music Producer Clive Davis will be the 2015 recipient of the Order of the Golden Sphinx award. Mr. Davis will be honored and presented with the prestigious award at the annual Order of the Golden Sphinx Gala to be held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on April 13, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE EXPLORER'S CLUB at Mad Cow TheatrePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of THE EXPLORER'S CLUB at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Mad Cow Theatre presents The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin, set to open January 23, 2015 in The Harriett as part of Season 18. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Playwright Nick Payne & More Set for MTC's Sloan Panel for CONSTELLATIONSPlaywright Nick Payne & More Set for MTC's Sloan Panel for CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club announces the upcoming Sloan Panel Discussion on Constellations, which will be held following the Thursday, January 15 performance of the play at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street), and is open to anyone attending the evening's performance. The panel, which will be presented in partnership with the World Science Festival, will focus on the role of science in the play and will feature playwright Nick Payne and Brian Greene, professor of Physics and Mathematics at Columbia University and co-founder of the World Science Festival. Social commentator Faith Salie will moderate. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre to Stage THE EXPLORER'S CLUB, 1/23-2/22Mad Cow Theatre to Stage THE EXPLORER'S CLUB, 1/23-2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Mad Cow Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for its upcoming run of The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin, set to open January 23, 2015 in The Harriett as part of Season 18. (more...)

David Almeida, Dennis Enos & More to Star in THE EXPLORER'S CLUB at Mad Cow TheatreDavid Almeida, Dennis Enos & More to Star in THE EXPLORER'S CLUB at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Mad Cow Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for its upcoming run of The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin, set to open January 23, 2015 in The Harriett as part of Season 18. (more...)

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